What is AUC?
Albinism Up Close (AUC) is a project that seeks to spread awareness and provide resources about albinism, visual impairment, and blindness.
AUC also provides information on how the blind and visually impaired communities can be successful and diverse.
I recently attended the National Organization of Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) 18th annual virtual conference and covered it in a series of articles. You can Check them out here in my NOAH Conference page.
Browse the Blog to read about everyday life from the perspective of someone with albinism and legal blindness, tips and tricks, and much more.
For a list of helpful resources and links, visit the Helpful Sites page.
For contact information and to learn more about the site’s author, visit the About page.
My Latest Posts
- Choosing a White Cane: Style & MaterialIn Blindness & Visual Impairment, Low Vision Products, TechnologyOctober 12, 2020Today's mobility canes have so many options for materials, styles, tips, handles, and more. Choosing the one that is right for you is based on your preferences, experiences, and style. Here, I'll describe some of the different styles and materials of mobility cane that are available. READ MORE
- Feeling Like a Burden: Gaining Independence & Asking for HelpIn Albinism, Blindness & Visual Impairment, Everyday Life, Mental HealthOctober 5, 2020Feeling like a burden often goes hand in hand with having a disability, but you are not alone. There are steps we can take to ease that feeling and gain back some of our sense of independence as well. READ MORE
- The Blind Tax: The Real Costs of Being BlindIn Blindness & Visual Impairment, Everyday LifeSeptember 28, 2020The Blind Tax is the high cost of making the world accessible for a blind or visually impaired person. It is very real and very high. I'll review some of these costs in detail in the hopes that it raises some much needed awareness.READ MORE
- Ocular Albinism: X-Linked & What That MeansIn Albinism, Blindness & Visual ImpairmentSeptember 18, 2020Ocular Albinism is an x-linked variant of albinism. Here, I'll detail what that means in simple terms and how it may affect your diagnosis. I also share some important notes about accepting others' differences. READ MORE
- The White Cane: History & LawsIn Blindness & Visual Impairment, Low Vision Products, TechnologyAugust 13, 2020The white cane has a long history, but laws regulating its use and safety are fairly recent and vary by state. Here I discuss that history, laws, and the types of canes that exist for blind and visually impaired people. READ MORE